Demographic winter in Europe. Replacement levels fails to meet generational replacement based in Eurostat’s recent data

Europe does not meet generational replacement levels, which is probably one of the most serious social problems in this part of the world. Never...

Journal of Medical Ethics article defends conscientious objection on the same grounds on which has been heavily criticised: abortion provision

Under the provocative title of Questionable benefits and unavoidable personal beliefs: defending conscientious objection for abortion, an article...

Trachea transplants. Medical and ethical assessment of Paolo Macchiarini’s experiments

An interesting article was published recently in “The American Journal of Bioethics” (read HERE), that gives a brief history of the controversial...

“No life is unworthy because of the mental disorder it endures”. Bioethical assessment of the Noa Pothoven case.

Is it a case or a trend? Are patients diagnosed with incurable mental disorder being left starving in some countries? Noa Pothoven, a Dutch...

Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, recognized founder of applied personalist bioethics, dies

The death of His Eminence Cardinal Elio Sgreccia has been recieved with great sadness by bioethics professionals. Cardinal Sgreccia was one of...

Reflections on Vincent Lambert paradigmatic case. Death of starvation promulgated by law, an objectively euthanasic act

An assisted death paradigmatic case in a country where euthanasia is not legal Our Observatory at the Catholic University of Valencia considers...

Male and female He created them – A useful text to guide parents in the education of their children in the controversial imposition of gender ideology

Congregation’s thoughts on Gender Ideology On 10 June this year, the Congregation for Catholic Education published a document entitled “Male and...

Anonimity of gametes donation current legislation has come under increased scrutiny. Bioethical approach

“In contemporary culture young people have strong moral claims to know their genetic identities”. Determining whether gamete donation, especially...

Seven latest biomedical breakthroughs which present new ethical challenges

Introduction When technical breakthroughs are made in the field of biomedicine, they are always aimed at achieving positive ends, both...

Another molecular revolution. The atlas of human embryonic development

We publish the full text of the article published in the Civica magazine last January (Spanish version HERE) that we consider of great bioethical...

Surrogate motherhood moral dilemma. Our bioethical assessment

As we know, surrogacy consists in initiating a pregnancy in a woman other than the biological mother, with the intention that, when the child is...

More facts of the human fertilization process

During the fertilization process, a series of interactions take place between the sperm and the oocyte (egg), with the starting point of the...

First genetically modified babies case in China. Bioethical approach after latest offical investigations

After the statement from Chinese geneticist Jiankui He that he and his team had achieved the birth of the first genetically modified babies (that...

The rehumanisation of progress. Intervention of Dr Gines Marco in the academic act of One Of Us

“One of Us” cultural platform, of which our Observatory is a member, is launched in Paris where more than 300 institutions and intellectuals,...

Leading doctors in reproductive medicine and transgender clinics open the door to trans women to get womb transplant

Ben Jones, a surgeon at Imperial and member of the Womb Transplant UK organisation is planning the first operations this year Dr Richard Paulson...

Global fertility rates decline. First study to provide data on the fertility of the worldwide population

The world population ages, TFRs decreased in all countries and territories of the world between 1950 and 2017, 33 countries showed a negative...

“For an Europe faithful to human dignity”. A cultural platform, of which our Observatory is a member, is launched in Paris

The Cultural Platform was launched – february 23 – in Paris at the Palais de Luxembourg meeting together national organizations that...

Children born from assisted reproduction techniques have an increased risk of obstetric and perinatal adverse effects

A recent large study confirms that children born through assisted reproduction techniques have 30-40% higher probability of suffering...

Debate on fraud in scientific papers continues. A complex and challenging issue for scientific journals

See video above A JAMA editor article titled Scientific Misconduct and Medical Journals focus on a scientific malpractice involving fabrication,...

In vivo cell reprogramming. A major step forward in regenerative medicine

Cell reprogramming  is revolutionizing the biomedical world, not only because it can obtain cells of different tissues from pluripotent cells,...